To the haters

Ok, obviously not everyone is going to be thrilled with the new name and colors, although a large majority of Seattleites seem to be. We have no problem with that - everyone's opinion is valid. However, we do have a problem with those threatening to quit the club, saying that you dislike the name so much that you won't support the team.

Look, the name was decided by a vote. Almost half the people voting chose some variation of 'Sounders' as the preferred name. It was clearly the most popular choice. To make an analogy, if a political leader like the president is decided by popular vote, and someone you don't like is elected, there's really nothing you can do about it. You can gripe, sure, but at the end of the day the leader was chosen by the will of the people. The people threatening to abandon Seattle MLS are like the people who threaten to move to Canada if their choice for president isn't elected.

And hey, the club's sold over 14000 deposits for season tickets, and in all likelihood is going to sell out their entire first season. There's no shortage of fans who WILL support Sounders FC, so we probably won't miss any of you who refuse to support our new club.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, the I-quit brigade are all trolls from Portland anyway.